The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers
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About the Author
Bridgett M. Davis is Professor of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College, CUNY, where she teaches creative, film and narrative writing and is Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she is the director of the award-winning feature film Naked Acts, as well as the author of two novels, Into the Go-Slow and Shifting Through Neutral. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.
Novelist Davis honors her mother in this lively and heartfelt memoir of growing up in the 1960s and '70s Detroit...This charming tale of a strong and inspirational woman offers a tantalizing glimpse into the past, savoring the good without sugarcoating the bad.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Davis' book is accessible, her language plain and direct. She has a clear-eyed understanding of what it means to be poor and what kind of opportunities money creates...The World According to Fannie Davis would make a thrilling film...Our culture loves stories of the lucky criminal, the Mafioso who gets away with it all, but that person is usually a white man. We need more stories like Fannie's-the triumph and good life of a lucky black woman in a deeply corrupt world.-- "New York Times Book Review"
[An] admiring and highly compelling memoir...This outstanding book is a tribute to one woman but will surely speak to the experiences of many.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred and featured review)"